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Hollywood vs. Communism

Julianne Moore, Oscar® nominee for Achievement for Actress in a Leading Role, for work on “Still Alice” interacts Scarlett Johansson during the live ABC Telecast of The 87th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

Two thousand and fourteen was certainly an eventful year. In entertainment, the biggest news was the Sony hack by North Korea, after their plan to release the motion picture “The Interview” criticizing many of the human rights violations by Communist leader Kim Jong Un. Sony yanked the film from its planned release, then President Obama made a statement that this was a bad decision, prompting the studio to put it back in theatres, with the film having gained more P.R. buzz and fanfare than ever.  North Korea then hacked Sony Studios computers, which of course they denied. The leaked emails sent a wave of embarrassment to Sony, and even moreso, to the few individuals including the President of Sony who had her confidential e-mail exchanges leaked for the world (and the President, who was joked about) to see. American government reportedly attacked North Korea back, totally shutting down their Internet for days, which North Korea of course denied, Sony got sued by many of those whose information was compromised, North Korea made more threats, and the President of Sony resigned, just before a wave of lay offs at the studio.

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Some however, were laughing all the way to the bank. James Franko’s grandmother Mitzie told me, “This is the biggest publicity any film has gotten—ever! This is the best thing that could have happened to this movie! James is getting more attention for this film now then it ever could have gotten if this hadn’t happened!” Mitzie went on to further state to The Hollywood Sentinel, “Kim Jong Un is just terrible. They are Communists, they are torturing their own people. The have one the worst human rights violations records of any country. This is an important film and its good that the world is talking about it. I’m so proud of James.”  Like a PR stunt gone worldwide, the film showed us all and reminded the world why motion picture is the most powerful and revolutionary art form of our time. It can incite nations, it can move presidents to action, it can create or destroy empires or companies. Motion picture is indeed, a significant part of life and our culture. It is entertainment yes, but so much more.

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The Domino Technique:  Domino Theory

“The Domino Theory was a theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that speculated that if one state in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect. The domino theory was used by successive United States administrations during the Cold War to justify the need for American intervention around the world.” 1

Domino Effect

Further, “A Domino Effect or chain reaction is the cumulative effect produced when one event sets off a chain of similar events. The term is reportedly best known as a mechanical effect, and is used as an analogy to a falling row of dominoes. It typically refers to a linked sequence of events where the time between successive events is relatively small. It can be used literally (an observed series of actual collisions) or metaphorically (causal linkages within systems such as global finance or politics).” 2

Domino Technique

I have recently developed a new life and business philosophy that that I call  the “Domino Technique.”  As a child, I loved to play with dominos. I not only enjoyed playing the actual game, but even moreso, I loved making massive domino set-ups that spread across multiple rooms and at times, even both stories of our home, from the dozens of domino sets that I acquired. I entertained myself for hours and days by myself setting up long, intricate set-ups. When I would accidentally knock a domino over however, it would ruin the entire display before anyone could see it, which was maddening. From observing one of the world masters of domino set-ups at the time, I later learned that the logical action was to leave out spaces at certain numbers of feet within the domino set-up, that were at least twice the length of each fallen domino, so that if one domino were accidentally knocked over, it would not knock over the rest and ruin the whole set up. I made calculated decisions as to how wide the safety system of open space should be, and how often they should be built in, determining how much work I was willing to lose should an accident occur. This simple technique saved me countless large scale failures.

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Other techniques learned on my own included testing certain lengths of the set up for workability, before implementing it into the whole. Other lessons learned were that it is not good enough to try and fail, it is only total success that counts. If the set-up stalled in the middle or at some point in the set-up and one domino failed to knock over another and I had to assist and hit it again to start, it would be a failure, which was unacceptable. Still, another lesson was that intricacy and excitement only succeeded to the degree that it was workable. If the edges were pushed too far so as to not hit one another, it would fail. These were risks that needed to be evaluated based on statistics of probable workability. In life and in business, The Domino Technique can aptly be applied to any goal- and action- oriented process. Following the proceeding points can be a time saving, and even career-saving process to learn, implement, and follow.

The Domino Technique, which I have created and written, says that you must:

  1. Never allow one small part, parts, or person to ruin the whole system or organization. Always have an array of built-in safety mechanisms within your operating system or team to prevent one part or one person from causing total destruction.
  2. Test each action with segments of operation before attempting to implement total system operation.
  3. Each part or individual is integral to the whole. Treat each part or individual with care and respect as such.
  4. If a part or person is not integral to the whole and adds no value, remove it.
  5. Exciting and entertaining performances are desirable, but only if they succeed in the desired outcome.
  6. If risk of special features or any other unnecessary characteristic exceeds chance of successful outcome, avoid the risk.
  7. Guard any open or soft spots in the organization or team. If you don’t guard them, be willing to lose everything.
  8. There is no true success without an audience, fans, or customer base to appreciate it. Gain, guard, keep, and respect your audience or clients.
  9. Learn from the mistakes of others, but don’t repeat them.
  10. It is not playing the game and trying that counts, it is winning and only winning that counts.
  11. Being frantic, stressed, and rushed is not a sign of success. On the contrary, it can lead to mistakes which can lead to disaster.
  12. A calm and steady hand and mind is better than a fast and shaky temperament.
  13. He or she who is calm and clear headed will more readily win.
  14. Patience is not only a virtue, it is often a must in order to succeed.
  15. Fear or worry generally do not serve you. Avoid them. Fear and worry usually derive from uncertainty. Learn how to become certain about your goals and then achieve them.
  16. Most all intelligent motion starts with a written or mental plan.
  17. It is often advantageous to think on paper, that is, write down your plans, problems, and solutions.
  18. The universe often punishes the arrogant. Be proud of your ability and success, but remember that no one is perfect. Be cordial.
  19. Building something great usually takes time, effort, and often, financial investment. Be prepared to invest all of these, or leverage others who will help invest their time, effort and money for you.
  20. Entertainment is important. Even setting up domino’s and letting people watching them fall down is important, because for that brief period of time, it gives people a sense of surprise, awe, happiness, and excitement. Making others happy has value.

I hope that this has been of value to you. The entire Domino Technique I have developed can be found in my upcoming business book to be published later next year. If you have any comments or questions, you are invited to contact me using the form below.

This content © 2015, Bruce Edwin, The Hollywood Sentinel, all world rights reserved.
1 and 2: Wikipedia. Quotes from Mitzie, courtesy of The Hollywood Sentinel by Bruce Edwin at the LA Art Show, 2015, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Poetry

I remember
When life was longer
When days were righter
When wrong was wronger
& I remember
in September
or was it March
perhaps December
when life seemed cleaner
grass was greener
people nicer
now mean is meaner
& I remember
before rendition
un-extraordinary
thought suppression
before they kidnapped
in orange jumpers
flew to Cuba
and hired humpers
for unillateral mind controlling
militarial sell your souling
Before the Catholics
raped little boys
before school shootings
made such noise
before big pharma killed the stars
before the psychs had passed up cars
in greatest deaths
in the land of the free
before America
lost her liberty

And I remember
one November
when I was younger, meek and tender,
when I gave my money to every bum I’d see,
When I lost my car, when I’d lose my keys,
when I’d settle for no,
when I’d always say please
when I’d fall down hard
when I bloodied my knees
when I’d tolerate abuse
when I used to get teased,

But now like the world,
I’m a different man
I stand up tall
I do the best that I can
I look at the bright side
I learn more each day
I master my mind
I think before I say
the words in my head
and the fire in my soul
I follow my bliss
without leaving a hole
I learn from my mistakes
and preferably theirs’
I made peace with myself,
I recited some prayers.

I finally learned
what life was for
to leave this place
better than before
it was when I
was without form
to make it better
because I was born
and because I lived
some others live too
ending their pain
and stopping the abuse

By Bruce Edwin

2014

 

Top 10 Hottest Model: Isabeli Fontana

Born on July 4, 1983 in Curitiba, Parana’, Brazil, Isabeli Bergossi Fontana is of Italian descent. At a mere 13 years of age she made it to the finals of the 1996 Elite Model Look, and moved at 14 years of age from Brazil to Milan, Italy. At the age of 16, in 1999, Victoria’s Secret caused a stir when they hired the 16 year old girl to appear in the Victoria’s Secret lingerie catalogue. She was quickly then hired by Valenino, Versace, and Ralph Lauren among others. She went on to model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar among many more.

Isabeli Fontana has been the face of many national and international campaigns including Shiatzy Chen, Armani Jeans, Chanel, Colcci, Disritmia, Dolce and Gabbana, Nicole Farhi, Emporio Armani, Escada, H&M, Hugo Boss, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Revlon, Roberto Cavalli, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tommy Hilfiger, and many more.

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After being photographed by Steven Meisel, she was presented on the September 2004 cover of American Vogue as one of the “Models of the Moment.” In 2008, Isabeli Fontana made her debut on the Forbes The World’s 15 Top-Earning Models list at place 11, having earned $3 million. She also has appeared in the famous, sexy Pirelli Calendar on a number of occasions, including in the 2011 calendar, which features models posing as Greek and Roman gods, photographed by fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld. In 2011, Isabeli was one of the judges for Miss Universe. She is single, and the mother of two children.

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With stunning blue eyes, a perfect figure, and unforgettable look, Isabeli Fontana is without a doubt, one of the Top 10 Hottest Models of our time.

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One of the best shows of 2014 is here as follows:

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